NXT Champion Karrion Kross sent a message to Samoa Joe by laying out William Regal last night.
After being choked out by Kross last week, Joe opened last night's NXT by attempting to call out Kross. Regal came down to the ring and told Joe that he can't be doing this. Joe reminded Regal that their agreement was that Joe could get physically involved if he was provoked. Regal claimed that Joe wasn't acting as NXT management last week, he was acting as a referee.
Regal told Joe that Kross was on his way to the building and Joe had to solve the problem peacefully. Joe promised Regal that last night would be the end of it -- but Joe couldn't guarantee that it would end peacefully. Joe promised that someone would be going to sleep.
Joe waited for Kross to arrive throughout last night's show. After Raquel Gonzalez retained her NXT Women's Championship against Xia Li in the main event, Joe came back out to the ring and called Kross out.
But Kross instead appeared on the video screen. He warned Joe that this is his world now. Kross said the NXT Championship means he can go wherever he wants, he can do whatever he wants, and he can hurt whoever he wants. Kross then revealed that he had laid out Regal.
Kross asked if Joe still feels like he's in control. Joe went to chase after Kross, but Kross sped away before Joe could get there.
Kross' Raw debut from the previous night was mentioned during the opening segment of last night's NXT. Joe said Regal had no control over Kross and asked if Regal knew anything about Kross' field trip to Raw. Kross lost to Jeff Hardy on Monday.
More coverage from last night --
- Speak Now: NXT full show recap 7/20
- Xia Li appears to be okay following NXT Women's title match
- WWE NXT to air on Syfy for two weeks, matches set for next Tuesday
- WWE announces NXT TakeOver 36 for August
- WWE NXT live results: Raquel Gonzalez vs. Xia Li
WWE NXT video highlights --
Samoa Joe attempts to call out Karrion Kross
Kushida & Bobby Fish vs. Roderick Strong & Tyler Rust
NXT TakeOver 36 will take place on Sunday, August 22
Franky Monet vs. Jacy Jayne
Wade Barrett interviews Bronson Reed
Kyle O'Reilly challenges Austin Theory to face him
Kyle O'Reilly vs. Austin Theory
Legado del Fantasma and Hit Row brawl
NXT Breakout Tournament first-round match: Odyssey Jones vs. Andre Chase
Imperium cuts off MSK's explanation of what their name means
LA Knight and Drake Maverick get into a confrontation in the parking lot before the show
LA Knight vs. Drake Maverick
Raquel Gonzalez vs. Xia Li for the NXT Women's Championship
Karrion Kross sends a message to Samoa Joe
NXT fallout: Samoa Joe checks on William Regal, has a staredown with Pete Dunne
NXT fallout: Franky Monet thinks Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter are super annoying
NXT fallout: Duke Hudson sarcastically applauds Odyssey Jones
NXT fallout: Imperium now have MSK's attention